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Ten O'Clock News; Rev. Graylan Hagler


Jan von Mehren reports that Rev. Graylan Hagler of the Church of the United Community has been critical of the Boston Police Department's stop-and-search policy in Roxbury. Hagler has proposed that graduates of the police academy spend 18 months working as coaches and counselors in the community. Interview with Hagler, who says that police officers and the community would benefit from a stronger relationship. He adds that the police must take a more innovative approach to fighting crime in the area. He also says that police officers and young people need to form a partnership. Von Mehren notes that critics do not believe that Hagler's plan is feasible.

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Ten O'Clock News

Rev. Graylan Hagler

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

Media Type


Law enforcement
African American religious leaders
Urban youth
Hagler, Graylan, 1954-
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
von Mehren, Jan (Reporter)
Hagler, Graylan, 1954- (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Rev. Graylan Hagler,” 12/15/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61EC56B3FBD54EFC83D5155C6DF4FD16.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Rev. Graylan Hagler.” 12/15/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61EC56B3FBD54EFC83D5155C6DF4FD16>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Rev. Graylan Hagler. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61EC56B3FBD54EFC83D5155C6DF4FD16
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